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Thread: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    RyanAir is great. You can afford those high end 10 euro luxuries when your air fare was only 30 euro round trip!
    I have to agree. I am not sure how they can fly that cheap, but since most flights are just a few hours.
    The expensive part is getting to Europe, not getting around Europe.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I just read an article about cramming more seats into commercial aircraft and I'm curious, how many of you would be willing to pay more for your ticket if you got a little more room? If you would pay more, then how much more?

    For purposes of the poll let's suggest that you'd get an extra 6" of leg room and a few inches of width.
    I don't really see how that's going to work, since the average American is getting larger over time, not smaller. I might pay a little more (say an extra 10% of the ticket cost maybe) for a few more inches of seat width. I'm short enough that leg room doesn't really bother me.
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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    I'd pay between $50 and $100 for any flight over five hours, but for five hours or less I know I'm going to sleep 90% of it so I'd rather hang on to the money.

    Even if I had $100 million burning a hole in my pocket I'd NEVER pay the $4000 markup for 1st class.
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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I just read an article about cramming more seats into commercial aircraft and I'm curious, how many of you would be willing to pay more for your ticket if you got a little more room? If you would pay more, then how much more?

    For purposes of the poll let's suggest that you'd get an extra 6" of leg room and a few inches of width.
    I worked in the airline biz for many years, and it is always the same. People want bigger seats, but when push comes to shove, they are unwilling to pay for it, and would rather buy the cheapest seat, and then bitch about it. Several airlines were started that offered bigger seats, or all first class (McClain, Air One, Legend, MGM Grand, Silverjet, Regent Air, Ultrair, etc)
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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    I'd pay between $50 and $100 for any flight over five hours, but for five hours or less I know I'm going to sleep 90% of it so I'd rather hang on to the money.

    Even if I had $100 million burning a hole in my pocket I'd NEVER pay the $4000 markup for 1st class.
    I've paid the upgrade for a few domestic flights where it's $100 or so but I'm with you on the $4k and more for international flights. That being said I'd certainly pay an extra $200 or so for a little more space.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I worked in the airline biz for many years, and it is always the same. People want bigger seats, but when push comes to shove, they are unwilling to pay for it, and would rather buy the cheapest seat, and then bitch about it. Several airlines were started that offered bigger seats, or all first class (McClain, Air One, Legend, MGM Grand, Silverjet, Regent Air, Ultrair, etc)
    I can see how that could happen. It's not such a big deal for one seat but when you're flying a family of 4 or 5 it adds up fast.

    What happened to "Business Class"? That seemed like a good idea to me.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I can see how that could happen. It's not such a big deal for one seat but when you're flying a family of 4 or 5 it adds up fast.

    What happened to "Business Class"? That seemed like a good idea to me.
    Corporate budgets.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    If its a short flight like say 4 hours or less I go the cheapest possible- when Im at the counter I try to request an aisle seat near the emergency exit for more legroom since Im 6'3 but for long haul flights I bite the bullet and go business class, no way my back could stand a cramped seat for more than a few hours.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I shouldn't have to pay more for human sized seating. They should be removing seats not adding them. Airlines seem to think the only people who travel by air are pygmy people.
    Tough tootles. Everyone goes for the cheapest seat regardless of the quality of the travel experience. How do you expect airlines to make up for that?

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I just read an article about cramming more seats into commercial aircraft and I'm curious, how many of you would be willing to pay more for your ticket if you got a little more room? If you would pay more, then how much more?

    For purposes of the poll let's suggest that you'd get an extra 6" of leg room and a few inches of width.
    Depends on the length of the trip. Three time zones and I'd pay $100 for an upgrade. Across the atlantic and I'd do $150.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 04-23-14 at 11:58 PM.

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